9780495112105

Natural Hazards and Disasters, 2005 Hurricane Edition

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495112105

  • ISBN10:

    0495112100

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-03-21
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Written by a son-father team of prominent geologists, David and Donald Hyndman, NATURAL HAZARDS AND DISASTERS emphasizes earth and atmospheric hazards that appear suddenly or rapidly, without significant warning. The text further discusses ways to prevent or mitigate the damage caused by natural hazards, providing students with the latest scientific research related to these topics. "Case in Point" boxes generate discussion of individual cases to natural hazard processes and principles. The authors reinforce the need to become informed citizens and make educated living decisions. Students will find a balanced coverage of North American natural hazards, including earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, and volcanic eruptions. These hazards are illustrated using numerous four-color photos and diagrams. This new updated edition features a new chapter that extensively covers the devastating 2005 hurricane season, providing an in-depth look at the causes and effects of Hurricane Katrina.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Plate Tectonics and Physical Hazards
Earthquakes and Earthquake Waves
Earthquake Prediction and Tectonic Environments
Tsunami
Volcanoes: Materials, Hazards, and Eruptive Mechanisms
Volcanoes: Types, Behavior, and Risks
Landslides
Sinkholes, Land Subsidence, and Swelling Soils
Climate and Weather Related To Hazards
Streams and Flood Processes
Floods and Human Interactions
Waves, Beaches, and Coastal Erosion
Hurricanes and Nor'easters
Thunder Storms and Tornadoes
Wildfires
Impact of Asteroids and Comets
The Future: Where Do We Go From Here?
The Hurricanes of 2005
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